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TBT Novel: Lightning on a Quiet Night

Happy Thursday, Reader Friends!!

I’m glad you stopped by for Throwback Thursday! Today, I’m sharing a novel written by Donn Taylor. Lightning on a Quiet Night was a Selah Awards finalist in Historical Romance in 2015. Have you read it?

About the Book


From the back cover: Taylor s powerful historical romance is filled with passion and heart, spiced with mystery and a keen understanding of the human condition. ~ Publishers Weekly 

In the years following World War II, a town too proud of its own virtues deals with its first murder. 
Following a horrific murder, the town of Beneficent, Mississippi, population 479, tries desperately to hold onto its vain self-image. The young veteran Jack Davis holds that idyllic vision of the town and tries to share it with Lisa Kemper, newly arrived from Indiana. But she is repelled by everything in it. While the sheriff tries to find the killer, Jack and Lisa’s contentious courtship reveals the town’s strange combination of astute perceptions and surprising blind spots. Then they stumble onto shocking discoveries about the true nature of the town. But where will those discoveries lead? To repentance or to denial and continuation in vanity?

Links: Amazon, Goodreads

About the Author


Donn Taylor is a novelist and poet of varied career. He led an Infantry rifle platoon in the Korean War, served with Army aviation in Vietnam, and worked with air reconnaissance in Europe and Asia. Afterwards, he earned a PhD in English literature (Renaissance) and for eighteen years taught literature at two liberal arts colleges. His poetry has appeared in leading journals and is collected in his book Dust and Diamond: Poems of Earth and Beyond. His fiction includes two light-hearted mysteries, Rhapsody in Red and Murder Mezzo Forte, plus two suspense novels, Deadly Addictive and The Lazarus File. He is a frequent speaker at writers’ groups and conferences. He lives near Houston, TX, where he continues to write fiction and poetry, as well as essays on writing, ethical issues, and U.S. foreign policy.

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